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IMO - Maritime

The IMO (International Maritime Organization) has two testing standards - IMO MSC.1/Circ.1312 and MSC Circ.670. These standards ensure that foam used at sea is fit for purpose and takes into consideration performance with sea water induction and temperature conditioning (accelerated ageing).

  • The standards are now required by many maritime administrations and classification bodies for foam concentrates to be used on board ships in international waters and have arisen as part of the implementation of the SOLAS Convention (Safety of Life at Sea).
  • IMO MSC.1/Circ.1312 sets out the testing protocols and acceptance criteria for the testing of Low Expansion foam concentrates. For further information, please click here or visit the IMO website.
  • IMO MSC Circ.670 sets out the testing protocols and acceptance criteria for the testing of High Expansion foam concentrates. For further information, please click here or visit the IMO website.

The following Aberdeen Foams have been tested to meet the requirements of IMO MSC.1/Circ 1312 for foam concentrates:

To download a chart of our complete foam standard listings, please click here.